Progress: Economic development efforts pay big dividends

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development is firing on all cylinders: attraction, expansion and retention of companies and jobs. It scored a coup last year when McLane Co. announced it would bring a $119 million distribution center and 425 good-paying...

Progress: Building projects creating jobs

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A $119 million McLane Co. grocery distribution center is under construction. A $40 million Cooper Tire global technology center was recently completed. Soon, a new $8 million building will house the manufacturing, warehousing and administration for...

Progress: Church nearly doubling size

Fast-growing Gateway Church, on Hancock County 9 near Liberty-Benton High School, is nearly doubling its space with a $4.9 million, 30,892-square-foot addition, to be completed this spring. The church is affiliated with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. The expanded church...

Progress: City gears up for road work, downtown project

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER This year will be one of the busiest on record for capital improvement projects in Findlay. Officials are moving forward with several resurfacing projects and also plan to revitalize the downtown area. The downtown project could begin in early 2016, but...

Progress: United Way of Hancock County marking its 60th anniversary

By MARGARET DWIGGINS FORD Family editor What began as a workplace fundraising campaign 60 years ago has grown into an organization that tackles major community issues. “We were fully fundraisers, and now we’re conveners of community change,” said John Urbanski,...

Progress: Fostoria United Way exceeds goal

By MORGAN MANNS FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — It was a magical year for the United Way of Fostoria. The 2014 campaign theme was “Your Gift Works Magic,” and the campaign surpassed its goal of $179,000, successfully reaching 101 percent. “I’m very, very,...

Progress: A smorgasbord of new businesses

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER Findlay gained new retailers, restaurants and service businesses in 2014. The largest retail addition was Gabe’s, a discount fashion retailer that opened its 16th Ohio location inside the former Home Depot building in Findlay, 1981 Tiffin Ave....

Progress: University of Findlay plans College of Business building

By ABBEY NICKEL STAFF WRITER Plans for a new College of Business building, growing enrollment numbers, new academic programs, and a decision to transition to a campus police department have kept the University of Findlay community busy over the past year. The proposed College of...
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